3,500 students, academic, business and world leaders from 35 countries descended on San Jose, California for the 2018 Enactus World Cup.
The ENACTUS Ahmadu Bello University Team, represented Nigeria at the ENACTUS 2018 WORLD CUP held in Silicon Valley, California in the United States of America.
The delegation was led by the Vice Chancellor Professor Ibrahim Garba and the team’s Faculty Adviser Professor M K Aliyu mni.
The Competition started with the Opening Address and Presentation Time Slot selection for the 36 Competing Countries. The Opening Round was divided into 6 Leagues and 6 time-slots. Team Nigeria presented at the First time-slot in the 1st league competing with The Netherlands, Egypt, Malaysia, and Guatemala.
After the Opening Round Presentation came the Day 1 awards Ceremony . Nigeria emerged as Opening round Finalists together with the team from Egypt qualifying for the semifinal round. The draw for the semi-final round immediately followed and Nigeria was drawn in the 4th league alongside Germany, India and Mexico.
Dr (Mrs) Condoleezza Rice, The 66th United States Secretary of State was invited to the stage for a wonderful experience sharing session before the semi-final round of presentations. After the Semi-final round of presentation was the award ceremony, with India, Canada, Morocco, and Egypt proceeding to the final round of the competition.
After this the Nations Parade followed to celebrate all participating Countries.
With the end of the Award session came the World Cultural Experience, where individuals from different countries experienced the food, culture and entertainment from different places around the world.
On the Final Day of the Competition a panel discussion was held where The Global Head of Corporate Citizenship, Lord Dr Hasting, The President of Enactus Rachel Jarosh and two other panelists shared their thoughts on the future of learning.
Members participated in various immersion sessions hosted by different companies on the future of food, mobility, franchising, and technology, several other sessions were held, where students were exposed to business experts to be mentored, share their limitations about business ideas and models, it was also a time for interaction and engagement between the ENACTUS students and academic and business experts.
The competition ended with final round presentations and the announcement of the World champion with Canada emerging as the 2018 Champion with Egypt as the 1st runner up, India, 2nd runner up and Morocco coming in fourth place.The 3 days of competition and collaboration drew to a close with the “Party with a Purpose” hosted by UNILEVER.